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Providence Contracts Manager in Renton, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Contracts Manager to our location in Renton, WA.

We are seeking a Contracts Manager to provide procurement, contract negotiation leadership, development and management services and legal counsel on IT matters for the Providence Health & Services enterprise. IS Contracting, procurement and legal services are provided according to enterprise and regional business need with priority placed on mitigating risk to the organization and legal and regulatory requirements, as well as stewardship.

The incumbent performs all duties in a manner that promotes Providence mission, values, and philosophy. In all aspects, he/she serves as a role model for the values and mission of the organization.

The position is responsible for preparing, negotiating, and administering multiple contracts pertaining to the various key IT suppliers, such as hardware, infrastructure, software/ applications, cloud computing (Software as a Service/Application Service Provider) and information services. This would include working with the contract through all phases until completion (pre-proposal through closeout) with a variety of suppliers. The incumbent performs risk assessments of proposal/contract terms and conditions. They will also be responsible to formulate and execute strategies to minimize potential risks and maximize value and expenditure to the business. This position reports to the Attorney & Director, EIS Legal Contracting Purchasing.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Direct timely and comprehensive negotiation and administration of information services software, capital equipment, supplies and services agreements.

  • Develop and maintain information management and reporting systems which support vendor value management programs;

  • Foster effective utilization of operating and capital funds and providing financial analysis of purchasing and contracting activities

  • Support program business area goals and front-end strategic assessments of business pursuits; takes a leadership role in the preparation of responses to solicitations

  • Work with customers, management, and program teams to resolve issues, secure approvals, and ensure successful contract execution; serves as point of contact for suppliers during all phases of the program.

  • Ensure adherence to contracts processes.

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of contract negotiations with clients (includes dealing with pricing, terms and conditions, and reviewing subsequent contractual documents)

  • Facilitate system-wide standardization through coordination of contracting/purchasing activities and enterprise-wide agreements

  • Communicate with internal stakeholders to ensure that individual client needs and company goals are being addressed.

  • Understand and represent Legal Contracting Purchasing business needs on an enterprise and regional basis and represent the needs and capabilities of Legal Contracting Purchasing.

  • Support contracting and vendor value management program through successful execution and transparency, relying on effective interpersonal and communication skills to overcome resistance to use of methodologies.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • At least 10 years of experience in leading contract negotiation, pricing and procurement activities.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Information technology, health care or project management experience.

  • Paralegal certification with contracting experience or Certified Professional Contracts Management.

About the department you will serve.

Supply Chain Management supports the transformation of quality and affordable care by delivering excellence through a system wide, integrated supply chain that provides strategic leadership and services to customers and caregivers. This team is proud to be the service that fills the caring hands that heal patients.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Contracting

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 269376